About The EPIC Cup: The EPIC Cup was started in the spring of 2016 at Seven Hills HS in Cincinnati. 74 teams participated in the inaugural event, which was pretty much the capacity of the facility. 18 winning teams had their name etched onto the #LargestTrophyKnownToMankind.
For 2017, the tournament was moved to near Miami University, at the amazing grass fields of Oxford Community Park, which hosted the largest college soccer showcase in the country until 2016. The parks district, city of Oxford, local businesses, and nearby Hueston Woods Lodge rolled out the red carpet for The EPIC Cup and its 158 teams.
In 2018, the tournament split into a girls weekend and boys weekend in order to keep up with demand and keep all games at Oxford Community Park. We’re looking forward to #SettingTheStandard at The EPIC Cup for many years to come.
Dates: Girls May 4-6, 2018 & Boys May 11-13, 2018
Location: Oxford Community Park, 6801 Fairfield Rd., Oxford, OH 45056 (best grass fields in the Midwest) – Field Map (2018 version coming in April)
Information Sheet for Parents: 2017 Tournament Weekend Information Sheet (2018 version coming in April)
Application Deadline: April 1st, 2018 (Girls Teams Apply Now! | Boys Teams Apply Now!)
Teams for 2018: Girls Teams | Boys Teams
Brackets & Schedule: Brackets will be posted a couple days after the application deadline of 4/1/18.
Fees: U8: 5v5 $300, U9 – U10: 7v7 $575, U11 – U12 9v9: $600, U13-U19 11v11: $650 (discounts for clubs bringing 5 or more teams)
Format: Teams are guaranteed at least 3 games.
Hotels: Several options are nearby including Hueston Woods Lodge & Cabins as well as hotels such as Holiday Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, Baymont Inn, and Best Western. Please check out our hotel listing and request form to start the process.
Tournament Listed: http://www.osysa.com/tournaments, http://www.soccertournament.us
Guest Players: Teams can have up to five guest players.
Rules: EPIC Cup tournament rules
Team will be required to submit the following information and documents via GotSoccer:
- Approved Roster (upload a scan or photo)
- Liability Release and Acknowledgement “Signature” Form (download form, collect signatures, and upload a scan or photo)
- Concussion Awareness Information Sheet (share with your team’s parents, but don’t need to upload)
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest (Lindsay’s Law) information (share with your team’s parents, but don’t need to upload)
- Guest Player Roster (if using guest players, download form, complete, upload a scan or photo)
That’s it! We try to keep things simple and avoid unnecessary paperwork. Your team’s contacts should be in your GotSoccer team information and your coaches should all have current concussion certificates. You will need to bring player passes to each match and for your player’s safety you should have medical release forms for every player as well.
Permission to Travel: The EPIC Cup’s sanctioning body, OSYSA, requires a “permission to travel” form for out of state teams. USSSA, is a member of US Soccer and does not require any “permission to travel” for US Soccer Federation-affiliated teams. All USSSA events are open to all members of USSF including USYSA, US Club, USSSA, SAY, and AYSO.
How to Upload Your Documents to GotSoccer
- Log in to your GotSoccer account
- Select “The EPIC Cup”
- Select the Documents tab
- Upload your files
2018 sponsors: 2018-epic-cup-sponsorship-packages
“EPIC” Field Sponsors: LaRosa’s Oxford, Hueston Woods Lodge, Towne Properties, Buffalo Wild Wings
Gold Sponsors: LA Express Car Wash, Gamco Concrete Forms & Shoring, Dr. Wnek
Silver Sponsors: Cincinnati Cruiser, Isgrig Real Estate Advisors, Malia Ridge & Katie Kauffeld
Food Vendors: Oxford Concessions, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, East Coast Italian Ices, Patriot Grill, LaRosa’s Oxford, and more
- Girls Weekend: sign up to referee games the weekend of 5/4-5/6
- Boys Weekend: sign up to referee games the weekend of 5/11-5/13
- You can also connect your GotSoccer referee account to our Assignors, Julie Hegerty (Girls Weekend) and Khary Williams (Boys Weekend).
Referee Hospitality: We’ll have a hospitality tent for all referees with plenty of shade, food, and drinks as well as some cool tournament gear.
Sponsorship Opportunities & Social Media
- Tournament Brochure: the-epic-cup-brochure
- Sponsorship: 2018-epic-cup-sponsorship-packages
- Photos from past events: Champions & Finalists, Tournament Photos
- Past participants & results: 2017 Tournament Results | (2016)
Thank you for your interest and participation in The EPIC Cup tournament!